January 21, 2007

Men's Track Team Earns Fourth at Sorlein Memorial Indoor Classic

Kingston, RI - Although the Brown men's track team placed fourth in a competitive field of 11 teams at the Sorleain Memorial Indoor Classic, the Bears managed to break into the top five in various events throughout the day.

Coming in seeded first, and winning the preliminaries, sophomore Jamil McClintock (Plainfield, NJ) placed second in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.51, just .02 seconds behind the first-place finisher from the University of Rhode Island.

Highlighting the middle distance and distance races over the weekend was sophomore Sean O'Brien (Westborough, MA), who placed third in the 1,000-meter run with a 2:28.72, sophomore Brian Schmidt (West Hempstead, NY), who took third in the one-mile run with a 4:16.99, and freshman Christian Escareno (Mount Prospect, IL) followed behind with a fourth place finish in the mile with a 4:17.11.

In the field, the Bears took four of the top nine places in the shot put. Sophomore David Howard (Columbia, MD) led the throw squad with his 15.15-meter throw, which brought home second place. Freshman Bryan Powlen (Kewenna, IN) followed with a 14.61 throw, placing him in fourth. Freshman Reginald Cole (Seattle, WA) also earned a fourth place finish in the triple jump at 14.16 meters.

The 3,200-relay team of Ozzie Myers (Chittenanago, NY), Nick Sarro (Chatham, NY), Neil Hamel (Cumberland, RI) and Schmidt placed second with a 7:55.96.

The Bears will compete next when they travel to Cambridge, MA to take on Harvard and Cornell on Saturday, Jan. 27.

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